In honor of Climate Week, 2011, "Climate Pioneers" highlighted 10 outstanding individuals from the Brookline area who, through their efforts have made an impact on our community and world. These individuals are leading by example. Check it out!

In 2013, Brookline was one of 10 Massachusetts Green Communities selected to participate in the Solarize Mass program. The program offered discounts for installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Divestment means getting rid of stocks, bonds, or investment funds that are unethical or morally ambiguous. 350.org believes that fossil fuel investments are a risk for both investors and the planet, and is calling on institutions to divest from these companies. 

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The Selectmen's Climate Action Committee was established to promote a goal of achieving 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 in alignment with the Massachusetts' Global Warming Solutions Act.  In 2018, the Planning Department and the Climate Action Committee recommended an updated Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the Town made up of six strategies for both reducing climate-changing greenhouse emissions (mitigation) and preparing for climate-change impacts (adaptation).

The Select Board’s Climate Action Committee recommends planning to achieve zero emissions by 2050 (no reliance on fossil fuels) Town- and community-wide. Devising this roadmap in the upcoming year, with targets for every five years, is a priority of the CAP. 

To read more about Brookline's Climate Action Plan, click here.

CAB has several major efforts underway and information on ways you can cut your individual carbon footprint to make a difference here in Brookline.  Read about it by selecting the "How to Cut Carbon" menu or by clicking on one of the options to the right.

What YOU can do right away!

There are many things around the house you can start doing today, and some are quite simple. Many of our daily activities add up, and increase not only our energy bills, but also our overall carbon footprints.

Little things when taken together can make big changes in your impact on the environment. Use these tips to get started, then read through the different links on the right side-bar, "Cutting Carbon 101."